2 Convenient Locations

Springfield Branson Realty now offers two convenient locations placed on the North and South sides of Springfield. Both offices serve the greater Springfield and Branson area so feel free to contact which ever office that’s better suited for you. Our real estate agents move between the two offices and strive to remove as much traveling from you as possible.

North Springfield Office

1447 E Kearney St.
Springfield, MO 65803
417-862-5533
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South Springfield Office

2155 West Republic Rd.
Ste. 108
Springfield, MO 65807
417-887-7200
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Frequent Asked Questions

That depends, of course—on your income and other financial obligations; plug them into realtor.com’s Home Affordability Calculator for a ballpark figure. And it’s a good idea to do it before you start shopping. If you see houses you love outside your price range, it opens you up to disappointment. Meet with a lender to get pre-approved for a home loan (added bonus: pre-approval makes you much more attractive to sellers).
Yes, you can—but it’s the real estate equivalent of walking a tightrope. This is one of the trickiest questions to answer. On the one hand, if you buy a home before you sell the one you’re in, you’re overextended financially; if you sell before you buy, you might need to rent awhile before finding a new place. But there are ways to do both at once, and one option is to instate a “sale contingency” in your contract. This means you only agree to buy a home if you can sell the one you’re in. The only downside is if your seller doesn’t agree (which is possible if they want the timing set in stone).
As a rule of thumb, knocking 5% off the list price won’t ruffle any feathers. If it’s been sitting on the market for months, you can venture below that, but the bottom line is you never know how low a seller will go, as they have different motivations for selling. If the sellers are eager to move, you could luck out and score a deal.
While there’s no crystal ball on whether a certain home is a bargain and will appreciate, rest assured that with research, you can keep surprises to a minimum. The best way is to check out comps—what similar properties are selling for in the area—and whether those prices have been going up or down in the recent past.
Typical escrow periods are 30 to 45 days. This gives you enough time to do the investigation on the property and get a loan completed. And yes, this due diligence counts.
While buyers often wonder if a home inspection is truly necessary, most Realtors unequivocally say yes, yes, and yes. A home inspector takes a weight off of your shoulders by looking into the condition of the roof, electricity, heating and air, plumbing. Ensuring these things work prevents you from paying to fix them in the future. If some things are not up to par, you can negotiate with the seller to get those fixed before you sign the paperwork.